The fuel-flow transmitter regulates the fuel that goes to the engine and sends a signal back to the pilot that tells how much fuel is being sent to the engines at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2011. “It’s a critical system component that gets the engines going and keeps the aircraft in the air,” Tech. Sgt. Tremaine Smith said. “Without it the pilots would never get off the ground.” Hundreds of feet of wire connect the fuel-flow gauge in the cockpit to the fuel-flow transmitter in the engine. Smith found two wires that were swapped in this harness that was causing a problem in an A-10 Thunderbolt II when he was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)

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